Jun 29, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Will new contract rules help small biz?

Jun 29, 2007
Small businesses are supposed to get 23% of federal government contracts. Yet, big companies have been winning some of those jobs. New rules take effect tomorrow that are intended to change that. Steve Tripoli reports.

More than one way to diversify schools

Jun 29, 2007
The Supreme Court put a scare into supporters of affirmative action when it ruled public schools can't assign students based on race alone. But school districts are already trying other methods, such as family income. John Dimsdale reports.

Hong Kong sees mainlanders coming

Jun 29, 2007
A decade ago this weekend, Hong Kong became a Chinese territory again after 156 years of British rule. It's flourished under China's control -- and from the flow of mainland vacationers. Scott Tong reports.

Week on Wall Street

Jun 29, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Scott Jagow what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

The iPhone's here! The iPhone's here!

Jun 29, 2007
Kevin Pereira, host of G4 TV's "Attack of the Show" was one of those who got his hands on one of Apple's new devices. He stopped by to give us his thoughts.

Fed issues new lending guidelines

Jun 29, 2007
The Federal Reserve today put out a set of guidelines for subprime mortage lenders. The only thing is, the "standards" are voluntary. So, what's the point? Jill Barshay reports.

For now, bloom stays on Ecuador's rose

Jun 29, 2007
A trade deal with several South American countries expires tomorrow. But President Bush is expected to sign an eight-month extension -- which would be a rosy deal for a country like Ecuador. Mary Stucky reports.

Music from the episode

107° Citizen Cope
Wildflowers Tom Petty
Regulate Warren G, Nate Dogg